Thanks, LoveGames. As the myriad replies to and fro on this topic indicate, agree to disagree is gonna be where I leave this I guess. All I was really asking was if V11 Pro had this. It does not. I’m bummed, but I’ll get over it. You are free to approach gainstaging and “proper” engineering as you wish, as am I, and that’s cool.
Sure, amen: critiquing/dissecting feature requests is totally fair game. To me, to say adding this would rock the resource boat at Steinberg so much as to perhaps make your life worse because it would divert the brain trust so significantly might be a stretch, but I understand the macro point about prioritizing a backlog of software development features. It’s what I do to pay the rent, actually. I just raised that point from the orig thread post since it was referred back to initially by the other responder. It’s also not just a ProTools legacy holdover. It’s in Logic X, Studio One, Reaper, etc. So in other analogous user communities it was deemed worthy is all I was pointing out.
I know posting some other articles and 3rd person thoughts about why I (and others) might enjoy and choose to use post-insert/pre-fader metering will likely not really help sway opinions, and create more time spent on the forum back and forth instead of mixing. I’m going to get back to it. I can either change my metering mindset and workflow in Cubase or keep mixing in PT, or a bit of both- the joy of choice!